Overnight Summer Camp Program


For more than 80 years, boys and girls have been given the opportunity to create a very special community focused on friendship, acceptance, self-discovery and independence at YMCA Camp Benson. While the world has changed greatly during this time, one thing remains constant – an overnight summer camp experience is an important part of a young person’s life.

Summer camp gives children the chance to step away from the familiar parts of their daily routine and venture outside their comfort zones. They make new friends, lifelong memories and learn new skills in a safe, well-supervised, and “unplugged” environment. Whether you’re looking for a week-long overnight camp, an overnight camp for younger campers or a teen leadership program, YMCA Camp Benson has a program that’s right for you.

“My son struggles with fitting in with children his own age. We live in a small town where being different is not accepted. At Camp Benson my son felt accepted and valued. He actually teared up on the way home, thanking me for sending him. He said it was the best week of this life.”- Amy 

   (Grades 3-8)                   Price A: $695 / Price B: $595 / Price C: $495

A 7-day overnight summer camp for children entering 3rd-8th grade. During this action packed week campers choose from a wide range of activities that line up with their interests. Adventure truly reigns supreme during these amazing weeks of camp.

 (Grades 1-3)                    Price A: $500 / Price B: $400 / Price C: $295

This 4-day overnight summer camp is perfect for campers not quite old enough for Adventure Camp. Explorer Campers stay together with their cabin groups and sample camp activities in shorter, age-appropriate activity periods.

  (Grades 3-8)                          Price A: $1110 / Price B: $945 / Price C: $775

MEGA camp is more than twice the fun! This full two week session gives campers the chance to try more activities, participate in the special mid-weekend stay-over, and get to know their counselors and fellow MEGA-campers much better.

  (Grades 7-12)                  Price A: $695 / Price B: $595 / Price C: $495

TEEN camp is the week-long overnight summer camp program that no camper in middle school or high school wants to miss. This is week is focused on helping teens come of age and discover who they really are.

  (Grades 9-12)                          Price: $495

The Staff Development Program (SDP) is a week-long leadership program for high schoolers. SDP’s spend their week at camp serving and learning while growing and expanding in both leadership and character.

Check out the Summer 2018 dates and rates for the many exciting summer camp programs offered at YMCA Camp Benson.

The YCB Parent /Guardian Handbook 2018 here can be found here along with answers to commonly asked questions.

See the layout of YMCA Camp Benson on our camp map.

See for yourself all that goes on during overnight summer camp at YMCA Camp Benson.


Fort Benson at YCB, an overnight summer camp near Madison.